Regus Opens Business Centre in Downtown Victoria

Victoria, BC – (July 23, 2012) – To support the needs of Victoria companies, Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, has announced the opening of its first business centre in Victoria’s main business district. The new centre opened in the landmark building – The Atrium – at Blanshard and Yates.

Regus’ centre provides entrepreneurs, small-to medium-sized businesses and multinational companies access to fully equipped offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, an administrative staff as well as memberships that allow access to its business lounges across the world. Flexible working is gaining momentum as it has shown to improve work-life balance and employee productivity while reducing overhead expenses.

“Our flexible model will help Victoria companies minimize risk,” said Wes Lenci, vice president, Regus Canada. “With no upfront capital expenses required, businesses can be up and running in a professional environment with the terms and space that suit their needs.

The rise in flexible work in the region is being mirrored globally. According to the latest Regus Business Confidence Index, 39 per cent of Canadian businesses identified reducing their fixed office space through more flexible options as a means to cut cost without damaging their growth

Darryl Anderson, Managing Director of Wave Point Consulting Ltd., was determined to keep Victoria home for his business but didn’t need to be in office all the time. He chose a Regus Virtual Office service at the Atrium which gives his business a prestigious address and administrative office support. Wave Point benefits from a top-tier business address while having the freedom to work from wherever their employees need to be.

“The advantage of a virtual office means my overhead is low and I have a professional office that makes the right impression with my clients when I need it,” said Anderson.

In addition, Anderson travels frequently throughout Canada and takes advantage of Regus’ network of business centres across the country allowing him to meet with clients in a professional environment.

“Another benefit of being a Regus client is the ability to take advantage of their centres across Canada,” he added. “Whether I’m in Vancouver meeting with clients or in the office in Victoria, Regus helps me manage my business. My clients have a seamless experience because there is always someone available to take their calls.”

Regus operates more than 40 locations throughout Canada’s central business districts and suburban markets.